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Snapshots From History V8 | A Photographic Journey Into The Past. #Video

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Hello guys and welcome to another episode with Snapshots from History, taking us on a photographic journey into the past. This photo taken in 1859 depicts a rescue party, known as "The Immortal Ten", a group of militant abolitionists from the Kansas Territory. They had freed Dr. John Doy (shown seated) from a Missouri jail, where he was being held for allegedly abducting slaves. Dr. John Doy and his son Charles had been arrested by bounty hunters, during an attempt to deliver slaves to freedom. While his son was acquitted of the charges and released, John was sentenced to five years in prison. Led by Major James Abbott the ten men shown in this picture, took it upon themselves to rescue Doy, an action that probably looked like something out of western movies. Silas Soule, a man famously known as the captain who refused to open fire on the Cheyenne Indians at Sand Creek in 1864, had also participated in this rescue party.

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